NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/19

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) — Questionable

  • Keldon Johnson (ankle) — Probable

  • Tyrese Maxey (foot) — Out

  • Jakob Poeltl (knee) — Questionable

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Questionable

  • Tobias Harris (hip) — Questionable

  • Devin Vassell (ankle) — Questionable

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Toronto Raptors News

Projected Lineup: Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Thaddeus Young, Christian Koloko

  • Chris Boucher (illness) — Out

  • Dalano Banton (ankle) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (hip) — Out

  • Otto Porter (foot) — Out

  • Ron Harper Jr. (G-League) — Available

  • Precious Achiuwa (ankle) — Injured

  • Pascal Siakam (adductor) — Injured

Juancho Hernangomez, Malachi Flynn, Jeff Dowtin, and Khem Birch project to be the top reserves. VanVleet, Anunoby, and Barnes should be expected to do the heavy lifting as Hernangomez and the frontcourt options play low-usage roles.

Atlanta Hawks News

Projected Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins, Clint Capela

Incredibly, the Raptors are limiting opposing guards to the fewest made field goals (10.1), made threes (3.1), made free throws (4.9), rebounds (10.9), assists (6.8), turnovers (4.3), steals (1.4) , blocks (1.3), and fouls (5.2) per game.

Orlando Magic News

Projected Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr., Bol Bol

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Questionable

  • Gary Harris (injury management) — Questionable

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Injured

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Bol has recorded 21.6% usage and a 27.3% defensive rebounding rate in 30.4 minutes per game since Banchero got injured. He previously had 17.2% usage and a 22.0% defensive rebounding rate in 22.7 minutes per game.

Indiana Pacers News

Projected Lineup: TJ McConnell, Andrew Nembhard, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) — Questionable

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

  • Chris Duarte (ankle) — Injured

Starters should need to claim larger offensive roles if Haliburton misses time. McConnell’s usage is 6.9% lower than Haliburton’s and his assist rate is 15.8% lower.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Projected Lineup: D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

Philadelphia 76ers News

Projected Lineup: Shake Milton, De’Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

  • Tobias Harris (hip) — Questionable

  • Tyrese Maxey (foot) — Out

  • Furkan Korkmaz (knee) — Out

  • James Harden (foot) — Injured

Milton posted 23.6% usage and a 26.1% assist rate in 31.2 minutes Friday. He could continue to roughly emulate Maxey’s role if Maxey is forced to miss additional time.

Utah Jazz News

Projected Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt, Kelly Olynyk

Portland Trail Blazers News

Projected Lineup: Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Nassir Little (calf) — Questionable

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Gary Payton II (core) — Injured

Utah’s defense is beginning to slip: they have allowed 116.9 points per 100 possessions in the last five games after allowing 109.3 in their first 12.

San Antonio Spurs News

Projected Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Keldon Johnson (ankle) — Probable

  • Doug McDermott (calf) — Probable

  • Malachi Branham (ankle) — Probable

  • Jakob Poeltl (knee) — Questionable

  • Devin Vassell (ankle) — Questionable

  • Romeo Langford (health protocols) — Out

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Injured

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Charles Bassey has recorded an impressive 19.6% rebounding rate and could be positioned for his first career start if Poeltl is ruled out. Keita Bates-Diop or Branham could start with greater usage available across the lineup if Vassell is ruled out.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Projected Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

Leonard posted 19.2% usage and a 25.0% assist rate as he played a season-high 24.5 minutes in his return Thursday. George’s usage (27.7%) and assist rate (16.7%) declined with Leonard back.

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